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Ohio College Credit Plus

Ohio’s College Credit Plus allows students to earn college and high school credits at the same time by taking college courses from community colleges or universities. The purpose of this program is to promote rigorous academic pursuits and to provide a wide variety of options to college-ready students. Taking a college course from a public college or university is usually free. That means no cost for tuition. Saint John has a strong relationship with Kent State but students also may take College Credit Plus courses from any college that offers a course that would benefit their future. This could include online courses.

To qualify for College Credit Plus a student must:

•     Attend the mandatory informational meeting
•     Complete the online application
•     Take any potential placement assessment
•     Meet with a College Credit Plus representative from the respective college or University
•     Provide a liability release for time off campus – signed by a parent or legal guardian


Credit Plus (CCP) credits hold significant weight in a student's academic journey. This program allows high school students to earn college credits while still enrolled in high school, providing them with a head start on their higher education. What makes CCP credits even more valuable is their weighted status. Unlike regular high school courses, CCP credits are weighted more heavily when calculating a student's grade point average (GPA). This means that not only do students gain college-level knowledge and experience, but they also have the opportunity to boost their GPA and stand out among their peers. The weighted nature of CCP credits recognizes the rigor and advanced level of learning that takes place in college courses, motivating students to challenge themselves academically and prepare for the demands of university education. Therefore, it is Saint John School’s policy to weight all CCP classes on a 4.5 weighed scale.